Chennai vs Kigali - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Kigali
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$677
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$1769
🏠 One person rent
$162
$331
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$762
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$64.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$387
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
77
30
😀 Quality of life
67
53
🏙️ Population
10.3M
1.16M

The cost of living in Chennai is 37% less expensive than in Kigali. Cities ranked 8684th and 6758th ($425 vs $677) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and Rwanda, respectively. Check India vs Rwanda comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.6 months in Kigali. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Kigali ranked 1st in Rwanda, while ranked 3652nd and 6003rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Kigali
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$2.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$7.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$0.97
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$336
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$247
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$1206
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$31.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$48.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$35
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
17.72%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$3203
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$661
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$12.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$9.56
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$4.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$4.53
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$3.29
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$3.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.71
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$0.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.83
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$0.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$1.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$6.25
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$3.76
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$0.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$1.29
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$36.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$21
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$2.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$23.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$34.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$1683

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$474
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$277
125 km or 78 mi Chittoor
$341
138 km or 85 mi Pondicherry
$328
153 km or 95 mi Nellore
$273
159 km or 99 mi Cuddalore
$337
198 km or 123 mi Madanapalle
$336
219 km or 136 mi Kadapa
$344
260 km or 162 mi Proddatur
$337
269 km or 167 mi Ongole
$338
279 km or 173 mi Salem
$351
282 km or 175 mi Thanjavur
$333
290 km or 180 mi Bangalore
$480
304 km or 189 mi Chirala
$335
305 km or 189 mi Tiruchirappalli
$335
312 km or 194 mi Hindupur
$335
328 km or 204 mi Nandyal
$348
338 km or 210 mi Anantapur
$339
339 km or 211 mi Erode
$278
344 km or 214 mi Tumkur
$301
353 km or 219 mi Tenali
$271
354 km or 220 mi Machilipatnam
$282
357 km or 222 mi Guntur
$294
361 km or 224 mi Tiruppur
$340
383 km or 238 mi Vijayawada
$424
388 km or 241 mi Kurnool
$348
396 km or 246 mi Dindigul
$338
402 km or 250 mi Mysore
$345
411 km or 256 mi Eluru
$329
423 km or 263 mi Madurai
$361
428 km or 266 mi Coimbatore
$360
428 km or 266 mi Adoni
$346
453 km or 282 mi Nalgonda
$333
462 km or 287 mi Rajahmundry
$297
463 km or 288 mi Khammam
$277
474 km or 294 mi Mahbubnagar
$336
476 km or 296 mi Kakinada
$350
482 km or 300 mi Hospet
$339
494 km or 307 mi Davanagere
$282
509 km or 317 mi Malappuram
$263

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Distance City Cost of living
42 km or 26 mi Byumba
$668
56 km or 35 mi Nyanza
$584
69 km or 43 mi Ruhengeri
$600
80 km or 50 mi Butare
$578
80 km or 50 mi Kibuye
$663
95 km or 59 mi Gisenyi
$628
104 km or 65 mi Muyinga
$481
109 km or 68 mi Ngozi
$481
142 km or 88 mi Cyangugu
$625
145 km or 90 mi Bubanza
$482
148 km or 92 mi Bukavu
$845
164 km or 102 mi Gitega
$473
170 km or 105 mi Ruyigi
$481
177 km or 110 mi Bujumbura
$513
191 km or 119 mi Uvira
$911
219 km or 136 mi Rutana
$482
243 km or 151 mi Kasese
$410
244 km or 152 mi Makamba
$481
246 km or 153 mi Butembo
$869
281 km or 174 mi Beni
$869
322 km or 200 mi Mwanza
$555
348 km or 216 mi Entebbe
$516
377 km or 234 mi Kampala
$637
388 km or 241 mi Kira Town
$486
392 km or 244 mi Bunia
$886
438 km or 272 mi Jinja
$405
451 km or 280 mi Kalemie
$859
473 km or 294 mi Kindu
$861
544 km or 338 mi Tororo
$491
554 km or 344 mi Mumias
$443
561 km or 348 mi Kisumu
$494
562 km or 349 mi Arua
$470
568 km or 353 mi Mbale
$469
581 km or 361 mi Gulu
$433
593 km or 368 mi Isiro
$866
607 km or 377 mi Kisangani
$923
642 km or 399 mi Eldoret
$445
693 km or 431 mi Nakuru
$462
748 km or 465 mi Yambio
$492
752 km or 467 mi Arusha
$591